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Sidi Ergo 4

How much is too much? Dials, velcro straps, heel cup adjusters, replaceable toe pads, and durable multi-piece uppers make the Ergo 4 incredibly comfortable and customizable, but this vast array of features also result in a heavy, even clunky shoe. Compare them to sleek, modern options like the Giro Empire…

Weight

307g

Price

$400

Brand

Sidi


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How much is too much? Dials, velcro straps, heel cup adjusters, replaceable toe pads, and durable multi-piece uppers make the Ergo 4 incredibly comfortable and customizable, but this vast array of features also result in a heavy, even clunky shoe. Compare them to sleek, modern options like the Giro Empire or Specialized S-Works 6 and the Sidis feel a bit over-engineered.

If you don’t mind an extra 200 grams or so then the Ergo 4’s remain one of cycling’s finest shoes. Quality is top notch, and all those adjusters mean that they can be made to fit an array of foot shapes. However, like all Sidis, these fit on the narrow side.

The sole is as stiff as anything else out there and the footbeds offer excellent support as long as you don’t have an unusually high arch.

The design is packed with technology but out of tune with today’s movement towards the svelte simplicity of laces or a single Boa dial. The Ergo 4’s final destination is class-leading comfort, but it feels like Sidi took the scenic route to get there.